Big Money pulling the strings at the Standing Rock Pipeline protest

by Monte Wells

We have all seen the pictures of protesters being gassed, arrested, and pushed back by law enforcement at Standing Rock, North Dakota. The false narrative presented by the media, politicians, actors, and special interest groups to the public, has played right into the current volatile atmosphere of distrust between citizens and the government.

The media showed up in force to broadcast the orchestrated ‘news’ of Native American abuse, violation of sacred grounds, and the contamination of the water supply. The media also promoted the contentious atmosphere by portraying private property owners and the Army Corps of Engineers as evil, corporations rolling over the Native Americans and trampling their rights in the name of ‘big oil’ profits.

Who is pulling the strings?

Through it all, veterans, natives, environmentalist, and many other folks jumped to “Stand with Standing Rock,” at least, that’s what media and special interests wanted us to believe. Yet few in media actually tried to figure out what was really driving the protests at Sanding Rock. Despite skewed media coverage, this event had clear signs of being promoted and orchestrated by groups unrelated to the Standing Rock Sioux. People from all over the world were standing with signs protesting the DAPL. Even the casual observer could conclude, that just doesn’t happen by chance.

Based on all the misinformation and fake news perpetuated concerning the pipeline, its location, the protests, and the people involved, we should ask ourselves a couple questions:

  • Who is behind this and what do they stand to gain?

In order to learn who orchestrated the protests, we need to follow who is the most vocal and has the most influence. Next, we need to follow the money to see if there is a financial motive behind their involvement. One source reported:

“The vast majority of the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline — and the most vocal — comes not from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but from several radical, well-funded groups that are opposed to all use of fossil fuel and who ignore the safety of the pipeline in order to further their membership and fund-raising efforts.”

This outside influence was evident from the beginning, with the environmentalist law firm, Earthjustice, throwing its clout behind the protest.

“The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit on July 27, 2016, against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for violating the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws, after the agency issued final permits for a massive crude oil pipeline stretching from North Dakota to Illinois.”

Earthjustice is known as the legal arm of the environmentalist movement throughout the world. It was originally called the “Sierra Clubs Legal Defense Fund.” As the environmentalist movement grew, it needed a law firm to represent a broad range of liberal-minded clients. So in 1997 they changed their name to Earthjustice and claimed to have over 600 clients.

Earthjustice’s client list is a who’s who of the radical left-wing political world. Below is a list of just a few of their clients.

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According to Earthjustice:

“We have provided legal representation — at no cost — to more than 600 clients … . In 1997, we changed our name to Earthjustice, to better reflect our role as a legal advocate for not just the Sierra Club, but hundreds of others clients as well.””

Earthjustice is directly funded by George Soros, and almost 85 percent of Earthjustice’s income is derived from individual contributions and grant money. The remaining portion comes from investments and court-awarded attorney’s fees. According to their income records for the fiscal year ending 06/2015. they had a total revenue of $48,137,000.00

The organization’s chief supporter is Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT), Beldon Fund; the Bullitt Foundation; the Columbia Foundation; the Compton Foundation; the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the Educational Foundation of America; the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Nathan Cummings Foundation; the Scherman Foundation; and the Turner Foundation.

Many will find it hypocritical that PCT, the primary funding source for Earthjustice, has investments in Exxon-Mobil. Yet, many of their clients are big players in the progressive, environmentalist, socialist movement which works to make the United States subordinate to a world government.

It’s ironic that Standing Rock protesters portrayed big business and ‘evil Capitalism’ as being at the root of the problems with the DAPL, when, in fact, those funding, promoting, and orchestrating the protest are global corporations and big money environmentalist NGO’s. It is those involved in this crony network of big businesses and radical environmentalist non-profit organizations that drove the mainstream media coverage of Standing Rock.

We have known for years that most of the mainstream media like Fox, ABC, CBS, CNN, and others have ties to the left-wing progressive agenda. This is why the media always sides with the liberal cause. The owners of the large media companies and networks use this platform to promote their own environmentalist and socialistic orthodoxy, and we have seen this time and time again.

Standing Rock has not been the exception. The media play a large role in setting the talking points and preventing anything but the ‘approved’ agenda from being broadcast to the people. The days of non-biased journalism are gone — if it was ever here.

The big question is why did George Soros mobilize Earthjustice, the media, and all the other groups involved in the Standing Rock protest? It’s no secret that George Soros uses his network of non-profit foundations to push his private crusade for a “New World Order” that is old news. Part 2 of this story will identify other major players behind the scenes with Soros and the reasons they orchestrated the Standing Rock protest and used the Sioux Tribe as pawns.

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